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Yeah the UH90 is fine for a dual core with a modest OC, but once you start going crazy with the voltages, or want to OC a quad core like I do, even the U12P starts to struggle to keep up.
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In my experience, the Noctua paste is a bit better than AS5. I'm not sure why people say AS5 has to cure either...i've never seen an improvement in temps after a few days or whatever.
well actually AS says it cures over months. never seen any extended studies of it though, that's why i really want to see mad shrimps extended curing results.
    
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where is the best place to buy this in the states?

newegg?
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where is the best place to buy this in the states?

newegg?
newegg for the NH-U12P

or endpcnoise.com for the NH-U12P SE1366
    
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newegg FTW
    
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newegg for the NH-U12P

or endpcnoise.com for the NH-U12P SE1366
ok so i see they have one for socket i7, and LGA755, is the retention kit for i7 better then LGA775, or should i just get the LGA 775?
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well actually AS says it cures over months. never seen any extended studies of it though, that's why i really want to see mad shrimps extended curing results.
Months? The stuff goes bad in a year for me. One of the reasons i don't use it anymore.
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ok so i see they have one for socket i7, and LGA755, is the retention kit for i7 better then LGA775, or should i just get the LGA 775?
well the 775 kit only works on 775 and 1366 only works on 1366. they're both basically the same & really good mounting kits; one isnt better than the other. they just only work on the mobo they're designed for. if u have a 775 get the NH-U12P; if u have i7 get the NH-U12P SE1366
    
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well the 775 kit only works on 775 and 1366 only works on 1366. they're both basically the same & really good mounting kits; one isnt better than the other. they just only work on the mobo they're designed for. if u have a 775 get the NH-U12P; if u have i7 get the NH-U12P SE1366
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well actually AS says it cures over months. never seen any extended studies of it though, that's why i really want to see mad shrimps extended curing results.
There's a Benchmark Reviews article on paste, and they address this after hearing from Arctic Silver about cure time with the following:

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So by my estimation of this statement it would take almost a year of normal use to properly cure the AC5 compound, or almost nine days of continuous power cycles to meet their recommendation. Benchmark Reviews feels that this is a characteristically unreasonable requirement for any TIM product, and we do not support it. We want products that perform without the burden of sacrifice on our time, especially with some many competing products offering performance without this extra requirement.
Source page.

It's fairly reasonable, isn't it?
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